Sunday, 28 July 2013

Lots Going On

Firstly; here is your next guess for the cross stitch ... surely it's obvious now! LOL As I said, some people have already guessed correctly.
This has been accepted for Embroidery and cross stitch magazine.

 I decided to give confetti quilting a go. And here is the result.
 It's quite warped, and I will never use that stabiliser again for this purpose. I'll use the firmest I can buy in future, as I did quite a bit of stitching in the tree trunk, which did the warping.
Thanks to Gail Hut for her video tutorial.
I haven't bought the confetti powder yet, so I used a spray basting glue. The first time I tried it, it blew the pieces everywhere and I learned I had to spray up high and directly on top.
I'm very happy with the tree which I spent the most time on. I sucked at the undergrowth as I just lost patience with the whole project. So another thing I learned is to choose subject I enjoy working on. I'm really not much of a landscape person, much as I admire the work people do on those quilts. i just got bored with it.

And lastly, here is my current WIP which I'm calling Girl Power as it is so bright and girly already with more girly fluff to come. Sorry the picture is a bit warped. I took it from above the quilt, which was lying on the table.
I quietly confident it will be ready for the Mad Quilters trade show in Penrith next weekend where patterns will be available. Patterns will also be available on my ETSY account when it's finished.

Thanks for reading. See you next time


  1. You are a very innovative quilter
    Have to say again I love your work
    A beautiful swan

  2. A flamingo! Silly me guessed a sea horse at the start. Love your quilts

  3. Aww it's a flamingo :)
    Sweet little quilt..
    Keep well
    Big hugs x

  4. I love the flamingo and the confetti. I haven't tried that yet but i am going to checkout the Youtube video.
    I am a new follower :)
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

  5. Great girl power quilt!

    Would love you to link up this post to this month's New to Me link party, it is all about celebrating the trying whether it was successful or not, and that confetti quilting definitely deserves celebrating. You have much more patience than I do :)